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Colour Copy

Delay Plugin by u-he
Colour Copy
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Colour Copy by u-he is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
System Requirements
Windows 7 or newer
1GB RAM, more recommended
50MB free disk space
1000 × 600 or larger display
Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
Host software
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
1GB RAM, more recommended
50MB free disk space
1000 × 600 or larger display
Modern CPU (Sandy Bridge or newer recommended)
Host software
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Inspired by classic analog BBD (bucket brigade delay) units, Colour Copy adds a host of features that bring this technology into the modern era: For instance the continuous COLOUR control which morphs between various sound characteristics, or the pair of taps which can be freely positioned along the delay lines to create special rhythmic patterns. Or the MIDI note tracking and freeze options...

Like BBD hardware, adjusting the delay rate in Colour Copy doesn't result in unmusical glitches, but smoothly rolling pitch and/or phase effects. You can modulate the rate or tap positions or amplitude for a wide variety of cyclic effects, including flanging/phasing, vibrato and tremolo.

Key features:

  • BBD-style analog delay, for the smoothest possible pitch effects.
  • Unique COLOUR morphing, with SATURATION for non-linear effects such as distortion / resonance.
  • 1ms to 1s or host-synched time base, scaled via RATE control from 25% to 400%.
  • Independent input and feedback routing options allow all possible stereo or mono combinations.
  • Dynamic ducking via envelope follower, with an option that preserves the initial delay.
  • LFO (with dynamic frequency and depth) can modulate rate, tap position or amplitude.
  • MIDI note tracking and Freeze button (infinite loop) for wildest experimental effects.
  • Powerful preset browser with tag and/or text search functions.
  • Factory presets are NKS-compatible.
  • UI instantly resizable from 70% to 200%.
  • Custom remote control via MIDI CC, 14-bit resolution option.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By sleepcircle
August 14, 2018

At the risk of being self-aggrandizing. I made this with it—quite literally made WITH it—it's operating heavily on every track, and in a couple places, 'freeze' and the rate adjust knob are the only things providing any sound on a track.


Great sound, great tone. Quite easy to use, although some people had a couple problems with figuring out amp vs feedback ducking, or figuring out how to snap taps, it's all there in the manual if you'll give it a squizz.

Honestly I use it on ALL my tracks, these days, for pretty much any genre. Industrial, ambient, rock, hip-hop. Good stuff.

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